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CHOOSE TO LISTEN

Coping with a disease like cancer during a pandemic is not easy. Aside from worrying about recovering from your illness, you have to think about not succumbing to the other C, i.e. COVID. It is time to listen.


To master the Art of Listening, you must go on a silent retreat. Be like the Prophet Elijah who went up to the mountain to hear the Word of God. The voice was not in the wind. It was not in the earthquake. It was not even in the fire. But Elijah heard it as a gentle whisper.


You have to sit, relax and listen amidst the noise brought about by the fear of COVID 19 and the economic uncertainty to discern God's will for your life. God knows well the plans He has in mind for you but you may not know it for now. You do not have to wait for the Holy Week. Go on a silent retreat at home right now if you have no other place to go.


Today is Day 17 of the 30 days to Change Your Life After Cancer Diagnosis. When you PAUSE, you reflect on God's words. When you PRAY, you ask for God's help, And when you PERFORM, you do your best and God will do the rest because "...faith without works is dead."(James 2:26)


PAUSE


From Jeremiah 7:23: "Thus says the Lord: This is what I commanded my people: Listen to my voice; then I will be your God and you shall be my people. Walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, so that you may prosper."


PRAY


Lord God, Almighty Father and Heavenly King, may I listen to your gentle whisper so I can achieve the healing that I desire. Thank you for the people you send my way to help me in my quest for recovery and to avoid the recurrence of cancer. May I heed their advice especially with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and through the intercession of Mama Mary. All these I ask in Jesus Name. AMEN.


PERFORM


When you wake up in the morning, sit still for a moment and listen to the sound of silence as you meditate.


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